Recently, China’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security released the latest statistics on civil servants. As of the end of 2015, there were 7.167 million civil servants in China. According to Article 2 of the Civil Servant Law, the term "civil servant" refers to those personnel who perform public duties and are included in the State administrative staffing with wages and welfare borne by the State. The National Civil Service Bureau explained that civil servants are personnel working in the Communist Party departments, the People’s National Congress, administration departments, judicial courts, procuratorial offices, democratic parties, and the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, except for lower level workers.
Source: Xinhua, June 27, 2016